AREAS OF ARBITRATION EXPERTISE


  • Labor and Employment Claims (breach of collective bargaining agreement, breach of the duty of fair representation, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, ADA, FMLA, age, race, and sex discrimination, retaliation, and civil rights)


AREAS OF MEDIATION EXPERTISE


  • Employment Claims (wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, ADA, FMLA, age, race, and sex discrimination, civil rights, breach of collective bargaining agreement, breach of the duty of fair representation, unfair labor practices)
  • Commercial Claims (breach of contract, defamation, interference with contractual relationships)
  • Landlord /Tenant Disputes
  • Civil Rights Issues (housing and public accommodations)
  • Personal Injury Claims


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE


  • 2014 Successfully completed 42 hours of training, "Mediating the Litigated Case," program at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • 2010-2013, Member Board of Directors, Mediation Center of the Pacific
  • 2010-2013, Mediator ACCESS ADR Program sponsored by the Mediation Center of the Pacific
  • 2010-2013, Mediator, appointed by Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon to mediate cases pending on appeal to the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals
  • 2009-2013, Professor, University of Phoenix-Hawaii School of Business teaching human resources and management courses including comparative ADR methods, labor relations, union organizing, developing and implementing human resources policies and procedures for undergraduate and masters degree candidates
  • 1986-2006, Associate General Counsel, UAW International Union represented Employers and Unions, Plaintiffs and Defendants in Arbitration, Mediation, and Litigation in state and federal courts across the United States and Puerto Rico involving claims of Breach of Collective Bargaining Agreement, Breach of the Duty of Fair Representation, Unfair Labor Practices, Wrongful Discharge, Sexual Harassment, ADA, FMLA, Age, Race, and Sex Discrimination, and Retaliation
  • 1983-1986, Hearing Referee, Michigan Department of Civil Rights
  • 1981-1986, Mediator, Wayne County Circuit Court Mediation Tribunal